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NI Estate Secures Top Cattle Award

NI Estate Secures Top Cattle Award

NI Estate Secures Top Cattle Award

The Morrisons Beef Shorthorn Suckler Herd of the Year Award 2012

Winner of the Morrisons Beef Shorthorn Suckler Herd of the Year Award is Antrim Estate, Glenarm, Ballymena, managed by Bryan Wilson, who was praised for his attention to detail management and maximising the marketing of Beef Shorthorn produce from the unit’s 100 cow organic herd.

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Put your business hat on to boost beef production

Put your business hat on to boost beef production

By Farmers Weekly’s Gemma Mackenzie

Identifying a niche market, keeping a close eye on overheads and focusing on being profitable without a reliance on subsidies are the key objectives in a new farmer's beef enterprise. And for London businessman Alex Smith, this focus has been instrumental in the set-up and development of his 261ha beef unit at Park and East Moor Farms, Wykeham, Scarborough.Trading under the name of Overdale Farms, the enterprise, which carries 40 pedigree Longhorn cows and 80 commercial Beef Shorthorn cross continental cows, is managed by Michael Cleasby.

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Beef Shorthorn performance inspires the next generation

Bobby, Katie, Jane and Bill Landers

Bobby, Katie, Jane and Bill Landers

Beef Shorthorn is the farm’s driving engine for Bill and Jane Landers in both commercial and pedigree roles on their 2,000 acre low-input hill farm near Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire, whilst inspiring their children into careers in agriculture.

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Joining a herd health scheme offers welcome returns from minimal input

Stonehills - Geoff Riby

Amy Robinson talks to East Yorkshire based breeder, Geoff Riby.

Achieving optimum performance on a low input grazing system whilst also working within HLS conservation schemes is something which Geoff Riby’s Beef Shorthorn herd continues to prove is attainable, thanks to the breed’s traits coupled with the impact of introducing an official health scheme.

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Beef Shorthorn maternal instincts stand the test of time

Bobby, Katie, Jane and Bill Landers

Blackford Farms, Dunblane

Beef Shorthorn has successfully proved itself as the ultimate functional suckler cow for 35 years at Blackford Farms, Dunblane, a 25,000 acre semi-organic Perthshire estate, so much so that it is destined to take on a more significant role. The unit’s expanding herd is planning to up its profile in the pedigree sector and it is also involved in a new enterprise scheduled to introduce added value to the business.

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